Never been to a rodeo? You are just missing out on all the excitement and fun in life. One of the most popular forms of entertainment that have been taking away the attention of most people across the globe is Rodeo. From the competitors to spectators, every rodeo is unique, and it always has a hint of danger-filled with excitement.
What is the National Final Rodeo?
The National Final Rodeo is a premier championship event that is organized by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association and Women’s Professional Rodeo Association, and It takes place in the United States. This is an event that allows the top 15 money-winners of PRCA to showcase their talents as they compete for the world title.
The National Finals Rodeo is an event that occurs annually on the first week of December. This is an event that has been taking place since 1985 at the Globe Life Field. The NFR is always aired live on The Cowboy Channel+, and it reaches more than 55 million households. The Wrangler NFR has been kept in Texas since the contract that was signed in 2015 with the Arlington, Texas event, and the contact will be terminated in 2024.
Who is eligible to compete in NFR?
Seven events take place throughout the year, and ten championships are sanctioned by the PRCA. The world title is awarded to the individual who has won the most amount of money throughout the year in the various events that the individual has participated in. Persons that are allowed to compete in this event are the top 15 contestants from the following sports.
- Bull riding
- Tie-down roping
- Team roping
- Bareback riding
- Barrel racing
- Steer wrestling
- Saddle bronc riding
What is the prize structure?
The National Final Rodeo consists of 10 consecutive days that have 10 rounds each. Each event has its own prizes, and it also has rewards that are set separately for individuals with the best-combined result for the ten days known as “the average.”
Barrel racers and cowboys earn their money by being among the top 6 in any given round. Additionally, they can make more money by being in the top 8 on the average. When the Wrangler NFR comes to an end, in each event, there are two champions, and for team roping, there are four champions.
The first champion is the individual who had the best cumulative score or time in her/his event for all the ten rounds. The second champion is the world champion who earned the most money at the end of the year, and this includes what he/she earned in NFR. There are thousands and thousands of people who stream to Arlington, Texas each year to witness the super Wrangler National Final Rodeo. Although rodeo began as a cattle herding practice, today, it is a worldwide sporting event that involves livestock and horses, and it is intended to test the speed and skills of cowgirls and cowboys. This is an event that you can’t afford missing any matter where it will be held!